Banim. The Peep O'Day; or, John Doe, and Crohoore of the Billhook
Banim. The Peep O'Day; or, John Doe, and Crohoore of the Billhook

Banim. The Peep O'Day; or, John Doe, and Crohoore of the Billhook

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O'Hara Family; Banim, Michael. The Peep O'Day; or, John Doe, and Crohoore of the Billhook; A New Edition, with Introduction and Notes, by Michael Banim, Esq. New York: D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 1875. [6718]

Green publisher's cloth stamped in blind, spine in gilt, 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, 412 pp., tight. Former college library copy (special collections), library label removed from spine, bookplate, ink name stamp and numbers on the title page, date due slip at back, a few name stamps to text. Rear end paper hinge partially open, small hole in rear free end paper from removed label. Good. Hardcover.

One volume of the first collected edition, which was issued in ten volumes total. This 1875 reprint matches the bindings of the first run which was done in 1869.

John Banim (1789-1842) and Michael Banim (1796-1874), Irish authors and journalists. Their stories "are remarkable for their melodramatic invention and were immediately successful, John being dubbed 'the Scott of Ireland.'" - Encyclopaedia Britannica online.

John Banim "planned with his brother Michael, 'The Tales of the O'Hara Family.' These were to be written in collaboration, each brother to submit his work to the other for revision. As a result, it is impossible to distinguish from internal evidence the work of each. Their ambition was to do for Ireland what Scott, by his Waverly Novels, had done for Scotland - to make their countrymen known with their national traits and national customs and to give a true picture of the Irish character with its bright lights and deep shadows...The Banims may be justly called the first national novelists of Ireland." - The Catholic Encyclopedia